So after the race in San Dimas I drove to Tucson, Arizona. My plan was a three week cycling build to get my bike legs back up to speed. Although I am happy with how I performed in San Dimas, I really have done more running than cycling so far this season because of poor weather in Victoria. In reality I was well behind where I planned to be at this point in the year so this trip to Tucson couldn’t have been better timed.
We are lucky to have our friends Kirsten and Murray. In addition to being a load of fun, they rented an enormous house in Tucson and invited Ross and I to come stay. I ended up having a homestay in Tucson with friends from Victoria, a perfect mix to try to stave off homesickness! Kirsten and Murray were wonderful housemates for this whole trip. I am not sure they expected me for three weeks… but I tried to make up for it by being the resident chef. My first week with them I got myself organized, did some of the Tucson Bicycle Classic and gathered Ross from the airport. Part one of the story will be the week and a half with Ross.. part two and maybe three will be the finale of the trip. This is part uber-geek training recap and part interesting adventures during our stay in Tucson….READ MORE